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    Anybody heard recent bulk prices yet?
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    I have heard nothing definite but there are positive signs. The Canadian dollar is up 4 cents from last year which should improve prices by about 10 cents/lb. Packers including Quebec had a great sales year so inventories of table grade syrup are reduced. This years production has had a slow start.

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    They will likely be stable or go up slightly. Bascom's big expansion is done so all of us producers are done paying for his new warehouse - that will help!! You know he didn't go to the bank, and didn't come out of his pocket haha!!

    But sales have been extremely strong for all packers, I sell to a smaller packer and they were ask me if I knew anybody that had syrup about a month ago as they were scratching around.

    The Canadian dollar weakening would help but the way they got that printing press opened up in Washington our American dollar is going to Tumble which affects everything. Funny how these A rods screw shut up and they'll all be dead in the next 10 years and never see any of their impacts but leave everybody children to deal with it, crazy. Hmm hmm Joe biden!!!......

    Anyways I wouldn't expect anything crazy you might see dark come up to $2 a pound with Amber 2:10 to 2:15, I wouldn't expect much else unless you can find a smaller packer who shares a little more than Bruce!
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    Quote Originally Posted by blissville maples View Post
    Funny how these A rods screw shut up and they'll all be dead in the next 10 years and never see any of their impacts but leave everybody children to deal with it, crazy. Hmm hmm Joe biden!!!......

    I wouldn't expect much else unless you can find a smaller packer who shares a little more than Bruce!
    while most agree with you." someone" is going to slap your wrist for telling the truth. also while i dont agree with how Bruce and Steve handled the excess with a drop in payments, dont discredit the work they do with the bulk that people dont want to deal with
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    Blissville, as usual you have major negative comments about the big guys.
    While I'm not a huge fan of Bruce Bascom, he does a major service to the maple industry. Maybe you should read the book about Bruce's early days. The Sugar Season: A Year in the Life of Maple Syrup... He does go to the bank, however it is sometimes after he has already written a major check.
    I wouldn't expect YOU to shine any good light on Bruce.
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    Everyone complains about the big bulk buyers, but they in turn, line right up at their doorsteps at the end of the season to sell their barrels of syrup to turn around and buy more equipment to expand next year. If there wasn’t buyers like Bascoms and others, then who would you sell your syrup to so you can keep expanding?
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    dont forget the decades of advertising and promotion of maple others, like bruce and a long list in the maple hall of fame, did for you to sell your product without hesitation.
    Last edited by fred; 03-20-2021 at 12:32 PM.
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    Pertinent to this conversation.... https://www.uvm.edu/extension/agricu...dd/sap-pricing
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    ...while most agree with you." someone" is going to slap your wrist for telling the truth...
    What is being referred to is the need to keep this resource apolitical. Feel free to think whatever you like about any politician -- but keep it off this board. I've been on a few other really fun and interesting web boards, until they absolutely blew apart due to political fighting. We don't need any of that BS here, so the leash is going to be kept rather short.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrTimPerkins View Post
    What is being referred to is the need to keep this resource apolitical. Feel free to think whatever you like about any politician -- but keep it off this board. I've been on a few other really fun and interesting web boards, until they absolutely blew apart due to political fighting. We don't need any of that BS here, so the leash is going to be kept rather short.
    good for you Dr Tim!

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